Israel is dizzy. The writing is already on the wall as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has appointed an extremist, David Friedman, as the next U.S. ambassador to Israel. He intends to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and supports the expansion of illegal colonies that have already sliced up the envisaged Palestinian state into South Africa-like Bantustans.

Thus, it must be odd to suggest that a Trump presidency could be the coup de grace that Palestinians need to liberate themselves from the decades-old weight of an overbearing, arrogant and futile American foreign policy.

Unmistakably, a Trump presidency is terrible for Palestinians in the short term. The man does not even attempt to show an iota of balance as he approaches the Mideast's most protracted and delicate conflict. Shortly after the United States abstained from voting on U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334, which condemned Israel's illegal settlements on Dec. 23, Trump tweeted, "As to the U.N., things will be different after January 20th."